Is it Time to Replace my Garage’s Roof?

downers grove garage builderJust like the roof on your house, your garage’s roof does an important yet unheralded job of protecting your valuable assets. Especially if your garage is detached, you may overlook its condition. However, the impacts of a leaky roof could be enormous. Leaks could damage your vehicles, lawn care tools, sporting equipment, or other valuable property. If the garage is attached, water damage could affect the living areas of your house. To catch roofing problems on your garage before they start, look for these signs and if any are present, call Blue Sky Builders for a free estimate.

  • Shingles that are curled or cracked – As shingles age and endure the elements, they can begin to curl at the edges or develop cracks. This can allow moisture to seep through and eventually create leaks. Individual shingles can be replaced and cracks can be filled in with roof cement, but if a large number of shingles are all curled or cracked, it is likely time for a new roof. Similarly, a few missing shingles can be replaced, but a large number of damaged shingles calls for a new roof.
  • Worn or smooth shingles – Shingles that are missing their granules are another sign of a roof’s age. This can be the result of repeated exposure to weather, including rain, snow, and high winds.
  • Loose, exposed, or missing nails – When a nail on a roof comes loose, it will begin to rust and corrode away. This can lead to loose shingles and increase the likelihood of a leak. Water can also seep through the nail holes.
  • Moss growing on the roof – Moss occurs on roofs, or portions of roofs, that don’t get much sunlight and remain damp. Over time, moss can trap moisture against the roof causing damage to the shingles and potentially causing leaks.

There are a few other warning signs you can look for too. If your roof is over 20 years old or if you notice other houses and garages of a similar age in your neighborhood getting new roofs, it may be time to give a garage roof expert a call.

Contact a DuPage County Garage Roof Expert

To save yourself from future headaches, it is best to repair or replace your roof before damage starts to appear. At Blue Sky Builders, we can provide you with a free estimate of the cost of a new or repaired roof. We’ll perform the inspection and if we find any damage, we’ll let you know whether you need any repairs or if we recommend a full replacement. Call our Downers Grove garage repair professionals at 630-852-8485 today.

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